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when the baltimore ravens host the cleveland browns. jason carroll is here. the league had to move quickly. >> a lot of relief there. >> this was spiraling out of control. >> absolutely. we all remember what happened during that monday night game. 70,000 calls to the nfl because of that one particular play. there was definitely a lot of incentive to get back to the table and get this thing fixed. both sides working late into the night to make sure they could get a deal that both sides could be happy with. reaction coming in early this morning. the nfl commissioner basically saying this agreement supports long-term reforms that will make officiating better, the teams, players and fans want and deserve both consistency and quality in officiating. also coming in to us, reaction coming in also from the referee association president saying we are glad to be getting back on the field for this week's game. it could not have come any sooner, especially with tonight's game with the browns versus the ravens. >> this is an eight-year deal, which sun precedented. who got the better end of the
colliding in one. a maryland politician getting national attention for attempting to silence baltimore ravens linebacker brendanon ayanbadejo for speaking out in support of same-sex marriage. >> now maryland state delegate emmitt burns jr. has dialed back his position telling the baltimore sun, quote, upon reflection he has his first amendment rights and i have my first amendment rights. each of us has the right to speak our opinions. the football player and i have a right to speak our minds. brendon joins us now along with former professional football player wade davis who came out after retiring from the nfl and now works with lgbt youth. thank you, gentlemen, both for joining us. wade, i wanted to start with you. why are you supporting this? you are a straight man. >> you mean brendon? sf >> i'm sorry, brendon. i'm sorry. i have wade sitting right next to me. >> i was like, whoa. >> brendon, i'm going to begin with you. >> i merely see it as an equality issue. there was a time where women didn't have equal rights. african-americans didn't have equal rights. now it's the lgbt communi
refs replace the replacements as of tonight's game between the cleveland browns and baltimore ravens in baltimore. live report on the deal what the refs will get. monday night's game made everybody blink including the league. >>> mea
referees are out. regular officials will be back tonight at the browns/ravens game in baltimore. they reached a deal overnight that follows two days of marathon talks and three weeks of controversy over mistakes by the replacement refs. >> the eight-year agreement increases the average salary from $149,000 a year to $205,000 in 2019. it also settles a dispute over referees' pensions. this morning james brown of the nfl today told us fans and players will be glad to have the regular refs back. then it will be back to business as usual. >> they always have been appreciated, but make no mistake about it, they are some of the most competent officials in any sport globally. however, while the fans may well greet them with a standing ovation later tonight, the players and coaches will be glad to have them back, somewhere in the first quarter with the first blown call, even with the most competent officials, they will be booed. this is an oxymoron, but they will be lovingly booed as well. >> and both president obama and mitt romney are campaigning in the battleground state of virginia
. >> baltimore and cleveland. >> bill: that the professional refs would be back for this game tonight. so you know, otherwise we have heard, dave, it was going to take like another week, right before they could suit up and get back inside. they're not going to wait another week. >> no, they can't afford to wait because the thing that's been lurking behind all of this. you got the farce monday night. but the issue that's been lurking the last three weeks and you've seen some serious near miss is the idea of something horrible happening to one of the players in the realm of health and safety. and whether or not one could blame that when it eventually would happen on an overzealous player, on maybe just somebody getting their spikes caught in the turf, it would have been blamed on scab officials who were not able to police or manage the game. i mean the field has been described to me by one observer, i don't know if you guys ever watch the show but as deadwood in terms of there being any kind of justice or law with regards to what'
tonight in baltimore. what did it come down to in the end? >> i think a couple of things. first of all, the nfl could not send replament officials to green bay sunday. i think everybody in the league ew that. i mean, this had to get done this week. and i think at the end of e day, the oiaet t retain a pension system through 2016 that 89% of corporate america doesn't have anymore. okay? and they're part-time employees. this pension was important to thofficials. they get to retain it for the next five seasons. and the ls to hire a taxi squad of officials that over the next few years they can replace underperforming officials. >> peter, peel back the curtain a little bit because you talked to all the principals involved here. for the first couple of weeks, did roger goodell say to himself, we're going t weather vewobout this? >> yes. >> and did it come down to monday night? >> i think a lot of this was monday night. remember the way he thinks. he's thinking two, three, four years down the road, his main go in this was to make se fis to replace se underperforming officials down the road s
night in baltimore or any big city, the costs are astronomical. the states have a real problem. mark, does that clip show two different mitt romneys? it shows how tied in knots he is and afraid of making a mistake. this is an issue he knows well. any governor knows emergency room care z the stupid as possible way to provide care to people. plom is so afraid to say what he really thinks because he doesn't want to make a mistake. he can never win if he's tied on notes on something that close to his heart. >> that was painful to watch. okay. help me out here. who is? >> it goes to the core of the frustration. it's not about the party. it's not about anything other than tell us how you get us through. and the fact that you are saying two different things. >> can it be resolved? >> it can be as the governor of the state, this is now how we fund health care. we do have a prescription and this is what it is. >> tomorrow on "morning joe." former president bill clinton will join us. former florida governor jeb bush and goldie hawn. >> that's quite the lineup. two years ago, the people of bp m
. this after a disputed field goal gave the baltimore raven a one-point win over the patriots and a series of botched calls and misapplied rules that have driven coaches, players and fans crazy. all this because of a labor dispute between the nfl and its regular referees that began when the league locked out the refs in june. the referees want more money, asking for more than the nfl's offer to increase their average salaries from $149,000 a year to $189,000. compare that to the median nfl player's salary, $770,000 a year. it's important to remember the average nfl playing career is only three and a half years. and most of the refs have other careers. so these aren't full-time jobs for them. the nfl wants to make the refs full-time and to add more refs so the average referee would make less money. the league also wants to move them from a pension system to a 401(k). but in the context of a business that brings in $9.5 billion a year, it seems relatively solvable. red cashin, an nfl referee for 25 years through two super bowls doesn't blame the replacement refs. what were they really not re
a look at "oh say can't you see?" on today's new york post front page. and baltimore ravens fans chanted a curse on the live broadcast of sunday night football. >> [ bleep ]. >> that's the loudest manure chant i've ever heard. >> coach bill belichick even grabbed one of the refs after the game. >> oh boy. that's a few bucks. >> some of the replacement refs were even fired by the lingerie football league because they didn't measure up. we spoke by skype with lingerie league commissioner mitch mortanza. >> to have those same officials that weren't good enough for our game officiating in the nfl ranks was a bit shock. >> and of course the late-night comics are jumping in. david letterman's announcer even dressed up as a replacement ref. >> i had a [ bleep ] night last night. >> 200 degrees below today we're look at. >> check out this moment on a green bay tv station, wgba. they had a replacement weatherman delivering the weather. >> get outta here. what is going on? >> deborah: and keeping with thatle bit of humor the footlocker is using this scandal for extra publicity. the retail chain wh
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